The Craft Cafe Crochet Trim Cushion
Hi Everyone, this is Jenn from Color ’n Cream blog . I have a new simple tutorial for you. I am working on my holiday presents already, and I’m trying to design simple and fast DIY’s that will make people happy. This Cushion with crochet edging is an afternoon project that will brighten up the place. Enjoy!
This is what you need:
* 2 different fabrics
* Yarn (in 2 colors if you like)
* Crochet Hook
* Sewing Machine
* Darning Needle (to finish off your crochets ends)
Naturally you can choose any size cushion you want. I used a cushion that was 50 x 30 cm. Cut 1 panel for the back (50 x 30 cm), a panel that is 40 x 30 cm and a panel that is 30×30 cm. The front panels need to overlap.
Start by crocheting the edge. Chain an even number that is 30 cm (or the width of your cushion). I made 72 chains. Than turn your work skip 1 chain (see pic 2), and single crochet (UK double crochet) in each chain. When you reach the end, chain 1, and turn your work.
Chain 1 and sc (UK dc) in each stitch from the previous round. You now have your base. You can make it a bit wider if you want by adding more rows of sc (UK dc) like this.
Now chain 4, turn your work, skip 1 chain, 1dc (UK treble), ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 1dc, 1 ch, until you reach the end. In the last chain, 1 dc, ch 1, than cut your yarn en pull it trough.
Change color (optional) and make a simple picot edging. Turn your work first, start in the 3rd chain of the previous round, ch 3, than make a half double crochet (UK half treble) in the inner loop of the first chain (pic 15). Now 1 sc (UK dc) in the first dc (UK tr) of the previous round (pic 16). Just keep repeating this until you reach the end, cut the yarn and pull through.
Finish off the loose ends. That’s your edge. Now pin 1 side of each of the 2 front fabric panels, and sew them.
Pin the crochet edge on the seam of the panel of your choosing and sew it on. Put this panel on the back panel first, front to front and pin it together.
Then pin the other panel to the back. Sew them all together. Cut the corners and zig zag around it if you like (not in the pictures, but I do recommend it!). That’s all!!
And there you have it. I really like this way of combining fabric with crochet. I hope you like it too!